(Deputy PHO Dr. Réka Gustafson/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 80 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in to 4,825 in the province.

In total, 1,526 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 2,533 in Fraser Health, 159 in Vancouver Island Health region, 411 in Interior Health, 121 in Northern Health region, and 75 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has decreased by 18 to 780 in B.C.

There are now a total of 11 people in hospital due to COVID-19, four of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Two additional deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 200 in total.

2,574 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 3,845 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No new health care facility outbreaks were reported over the past 24 hours.

In total, eight long-term care or assisted living facilities and one acute care facilities have active outbreaks.

One new community outbreak was reported at a Loblaws in the Fraser Health region, with 9 COVID-19 cases associated. Public health officials are actively monitoring that outbreak.

In an update, Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson announced that everyone who had been affected by the outbreak on Haida Gwaii has now fully recovered.

There continue to be a number of ongoing COVID-19 exposure sites. B.C. residents are urged to check the BC CDC website for all public alerts about possible exposures to the virus.

Those who may have been exposed are asked to monitor their symptoms, reduce the number of contacts they have, and call 811 to get tested for the virus if they do develop symptoms.

Island Health region

One new COVID-19 case was reported in the Island Health region on Thursday.

There have been 159 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 145 people have recovered.

This means there are now nine active cases in the region.

Thus far, there have been 316,782 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 45,611 of which were done in the Island Health region.


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The BCCDC has set up a 2019 novel coronavirus telephone information line at 1-833-784-4397 for those who have further questions about this disease.

Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 8-1-1.

The Province has also created the 1-888-COVID-19  line to connect British Columbians needing non-medical information about the coronavirus pandemic.

As of the time of publication, the total number of COVID-19 patients worldwide has risen to 22,790,841.

Over 795,430 people have died from the illness and 15,433,940 have made a full recovery.